The Tam News

Update: Kimbrel’s Husband Admits to Making Offensive Online Posts

Update: Kimbrel’s Husband Admits to Making Offensive Online Posts

By Sarah Asch

February 20, 2015

Tam parent Mitch Wortzman alleged that he was libeled online via a computer with an IP address linked to Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel’s husband Tim Olrick, in public comments Wortzman made at a February 10 Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees meeting. Wortzman alleges that...

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel Resigns Effective June 30

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel Resigns Effective June 30

By Marina Furbush

January 25, 2015

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) announced in an email on January 12 that she would be leaving her position to work in another district effective June 30 of this year. Tam Principal Julie Synyard said that district priorities will remain the same, even with...

District Pulls Contract Between New Tech and ITTC

District Pulls Contract Between New Tech and ITTC

By Sarah Asch & Tandis Shoushtary

May 29, 2014

Superintendent of Education Michael McDowell announced at a board meeting on May 14 that the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will not proceed with the proposed contract between the New Tech Network and the Instructional Technology Teacher Collaborative (ITTC) which includes teachers from...

Tam Hires Third Assistant Principal

Tam Hires Third Assistant Principal

By Nic Mosher

May 18, 2014

After conducting multiple interviews on May 9, Tam has chosen Leah Herrera for a newly created third assistant principal (AP) position. Herrera will start work on July 1. Herrera currently works at the Arise Charter School in Oakland. Her work has included being a math teacher, math department teacher...

Updated: Three Math Teachers Will Not Be Asked to Return in Fall

Updated: Three Math Teachers Will Not Be Asked to Return in Fall

By Sarah Asch, Emma Boczek, & Markita Schulman

March 4, 2014

Three math teachers, Anders Fairbanks, Ryan Fedoroff and Juan Vidal, were notified on February 28 of their designation as non-reelect, meaning that they will not be invited back to teach at Tam in the fall semester of next year. This decision, made by Principal Julie Synyard, was upheld at a March 12...

School Board Grants Credits to 2014 Seniors

School Board Grants Credits to 2014 Seniors

By Sonja Hutson

December 20, 2013

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees voted unanimously at a Board meeting on November 13 to grant class credits to 40 seniors who lost them due to unexcused absences. The Board made the same decision last spring, although they previously stated this action would not need...

School Board Election Results

School Board Election Results

By Sonja Hutson

November 25, 2013

Chuck Ford, Sheri Mowbray and Laura Anderson were elected to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees (also known as the School Board) on November 5. As previously reported, Ford taught at Tamiscal’s Team program for 21 years before retiring in June, is a former Board member...

School Board Elections November 5

School Board Elections November 5

By Sonja Hutson

October 3, 2013

Five candidates will be running for three seats on the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees this November. Chuck Ford taught at Tamiscal’s Team program for 21 years before retiring in June, is a former Board member for the Lagunitas School District and a parent of two former...

Classified Staff Petitions for Raises and Benefits

Classified Staff Petitions for Raises and Benefits

By Sonja Hutson

May 8, 2013

Members of the TUHSD chapter of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) held another rally regarding pay raises and increased health and retirement benefits for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 contracts on April 23 outside the back parking lot at Redwood High School, preceding a school board meeting...